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Don’t forget to check out Council’s town centre regeneration plans – being showcased later this week in Central Library

17 July 2017

Swindon residents are reminded that Swindon Borough Council’s plans for regenerating the town centre will be on show in the Central Library from 20-23 July, providing an opportunity to look at the future of the town as well as updates on projects which are currently underway.

Developments such as Aspen House, North Star and the Carriage Works form part of the Council’s £500 million programme of investment into Swindon’s town centre to position the town as a modern and prosperous place to live, work and visit. 

Displays of the plans will be in place on the ground floor of the Central Library from Thursday 20 July to Sunday 23 July during the library’s normal opening hours.

A detailed model of the town centre will be on display to help visualise what the future of the town may look like.

Also, on the Thursday and Friday, members of the public will also have the opportunity to talk to experts about the plans and learn more about development opportunities. 

The town centre development is forecast to generate 10,000 new jobs and 1,000 new homes, which will help accommodate Swindon’s projected population growth of 25% over the next 20 years.

These plans contribute to the Council’s vision for the town to have all the positive characteristics of a British city by 2030, including a low-carbon environment, compelling cultural, retail and leisure opportunities, excellent infrastructure and well-managed housing growth.

Cllr Garry Perkins, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: ‘These are really ambitious plans for the town centre and this is a superb opportunity for people to get along to the Central Library and see this inspiring vision for themselves. Everyone has a stake in the town’s future, so I would urge people to find the time to call in, speak to the staff who are actually doing the work and ask any questions they might have.”